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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -V18 04/13] vfs: Allow handle based open on symlinks
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    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:06:04 +1000, Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> wrote:
    > [[ Following this approach I would like to avoid any filehandle-specific
    > syscalls altogether.
    > Just use a *at syscall with AT_FILE_HANDLE for filehandle lookup, and use
    > getxattr('system:linux.file_handle') to get the filehandle for a given path.
    >
    > Ofcourse we would need to at *at versions of the *xattr syscalls, but that is
    > probably a good idea anyway.
    > ]]

    sys_setxattrat would take 7 arguments.

    -aneesh


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